Let's start with my personal favorite, CM Punk. A few weeks back, after spending time as a commentator on the RAW brand (and during the "main event" of TLC) to recover from an injury suffered at Bragging Rights, CM Punk came back in a big way by attacking John Cena on two separate occasions. With his sights set on Cena, Punk claimed that big things were in store and that a "surprise" was coming. Something Cena would never forget. Well, that surprise turned out to be the Nexus.
Since then, we have all been wondering if CM Punk was the official leader of the bad of NXT rookies. Well, our question was answered when Punk symbolically de-throned Wade Barrett from the position, by removing his Nexus armband after offering assistance in a steel cage #1 contender's match.
So now for the big question: Where does CM Punk go from here? It appears that Punk isn't your typical heel. He isn't just after a little bit of gold like the rest. He even gave up his spot in a #1 contender's match to Wade Barrett. No, this goes a lot deeper than just the WWE Championship. John Cena has wronged CM Punk. In Punk's mind, Cena is a hypocrite and a liar. Someone who will go back on their word without a moment's notice, just because it'll benefit him.
However, just because the title isn't Punk's priority, doesn't mean it isn't on his "to do" list. Expect Punk to win the Royal Rumble and possibly pick the title up at Mania or Extreme Rules, depending on how the Cena-Punk feud plays out.
Punk is a good leader, as he proved when he led the Straight Edge Society (before they started jobbing to the Smackdown locker room). Unlike Wade Barrett, I believe Punk will have a different regime than just using the Nexus to further his own career. I predict that Punk and the Nexus will start dominating on RAW. What's the point of a coup if it's not successful?
Obviously, WWE doesn't want anyone stopping this group, except for John Cena and since he's injured, expect great things from the Nexus for the coming weeks.
I predict CM Punk becoming "the main heel" of RAW this year. He is definitely capable of being in that role. All WWE has to do is build him up.